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In his memory:

Glenn James "Bud" Moore AMC

March 16,1941 - February 26, 2023
VFP-62 circa 1959-61

Updated: March 3, 2023

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    Glenn James "Bud" Moore of De Kalb, Texas passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital. He was 81.

    Bud was born March 16, 1941 in Texarkana, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as an aviation mechanic. Bud was an aircraft mechanic and painter for Boeing, and worked at the Texoma Boot Repair in De Kalb. He was a member of the VFW and was a 32nd degree Mason. Bud was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents.

    He is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Will and Annie Moore of Texarkana, Texas and Jim Moore of Jasper, Florida; one daughter, Aimee Moore of Jasper, Florida; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Paula and Tommy Wright of WakeVillage, Texas and Karla and Keith Giles of Doddridge, Arkansas; one brother, Phillip Rogers of Mustang, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

  • Bud was one of the first sailors I met at VFP-62. I got to know him in the VFP-62 photo shack on the flight line at Cecil Field. I quickly learned he had a good reputation with the photo chief in charge of the crew. Later, we were on the same detachment aboard the USS Shangri La (CVA-38). (see "VFP-62 Memorabilia" for more information on Det 44-61.) During that deployment the ship had a NATO exercise and Mediterranean cruise. On liberty in Barcelona Spain we went to a bull fight.

    R.I.P. shipmate. Ken Jack

    Bud on flight deck by RF-8A Crusader (circa 1961)

    Bud and Ken Jack (r)
    Photos via Bruce Nason

    (3/6/23) I remember Bud as a gregarious, outgoing person and great shipmate. He was good friends with John Dwyer AD-3 and as vets are won't to do, John took me under his wing. As an Airman Deuce "non-swimmer"(actually, I was a certified lifeguard) John along with Bud made sure I knew the things that were a "must know" for a FNG. Mess duty was my first assignment after my arrival and I made sure John and Bud were well taken care of in the chow line. On a rare Saturday afternoon off, they took me out to JAX Beach in a location called Ponte Viedra which is now a PGA Golf Course. Bruce "Swede' Hansen and a couple others, were among the group. Since they were all "adults", they bought several cases of beer and our beach party began. They made sure I had all the beer I could drink, and my first experience with drunkenness occurred. Couldn't hit the floor with my hat! They were preparing me for my first MED Cruise.

    We all parted ways over time. John went back to civilian life along with Ted Allick. Ever since our first meeting, he was never going to be a "lifer", so he said. I remember the day Bud shipped over. I think he moved next door to VF-174. My path took me took to the USMC. In 1978, while stationed at NAS Kingsville,Tx. as a flight instructor and aircraft maintenance officer of VT-21, I walked out of my cubby hole and who do I see standing in Maintenance Control, but AMC Bud Moore. He looked me over after My greeting: "You are Bud Moore! I know he was thinking: "how does this Jarhead know me?" I said to him: "we were in VFP-62 together from 1960 to 1961 or 62. Still, he stared at me in disbelief. When I recalled for him details only someone from VFP-62 would know, he knew then that I wasn't pulling his leg. My maintenance chief and Bud had been long time friends and he eased Bud's mind that I had really been in the Navy and served with VFP-62.

    Looking back on that meeting, I suppose seeing a Jarhead claiming to have worn Navy bell bottoms would have stunned me too, had the situation been reversed. Bud has joined God's choir of saints. Rest in Eternal Peace.

    Pete Hanner AE2/VFP-62 1960-62/ Lt. Col. USMC

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